Grammy Awards might take a new turn this year with an AI-generated song. The AI-generated song “Heart on My Sleeve” is sent for Grammy Awards consideration. The song was released in April by the mysterious ‘Ghostwriter’. Surprisingly, the AI voices of Drake and the Weekend mimics the song. This is stirring up the internet! Let’s have a look at the details.
“Heart on My Sleeve” by Ghostwriter went viral after its release. However, mainstream music platforms like Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal immediately took down the song. The request to pull down the song came from the Universal Music Group, which is The Weeknd’s parent company and Drake’s label, Republic Records. The song somehow returned online with the support of unofficial parties.
The AI-generated “Heart on My Sleeve” is now making its way to the Grammy’s. Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason jr says that according to the new rule, human creators who produce AI-generated songs are eligible for the Grammy Awards. A ghostwriter is also a human creator. Therefore his production is valid according to the rules.
“We will continue to honor humans and their participation or their portion of a creation, knowing full well that there could be AI parts,” says Harvey Mason jr.
Ghostwriter’s “Heart on My Sleeve” reaches the ‘Best Rap Song‘ and ‘Song of the Year‘ categories, according to The New York Times. Both Award categories recognize the songwriter, not the performer. “Whiplash,” is another song by Ghostwriter. It mimics the AI-generated voices of Travis Scott and 21 Savage.